Next month: Darkness Reigns! By that we mean a movie with that title is coming out. Wild Eye Releasing is readying their next horror feature for VOD release. Here’s what we know about it….

A group of enthusiastic filmmakers are planning to shoot their next big picture in what’s rumored to be a haunted hotel. Of course the stories turn out to be more than rumor as the cast and crew are repeatedly attacked and possessed by malevolent forces. This creates one additional problem: the director now has filmed footage of real ghosts — potentially more profitable than any movie. They don’t seem happy about that (though it’s their own dang fault)….

Genre icon Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Alita: Battle Angel) stars in Darkness Reigns, playing himself as the lead actor cast in the movie-within-a-movie. Also in the cast are Zachary Mooren (“Aquarius”), Linara Washington (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Jennifer Wenger (Tales of Halloween). The picture was directed by Andrew P. Jones (Haunting on Cellblock 11).

Darkness Reigns should be out July 10 from Wild Eye, assuming the demons don’t take it back first.

Genre icon Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Alita: Battle Angel) plays himself in a clever spookfest from Emmy nominee Andrew P.Jones about a group of filmmakers shooting a movie in a reportedly haunted hotel that are faced with an unfathomable demonic force that possesses and attacks both the crew and the film’s star, Casper Van Dien. Will the film’s director be able to escape with the paranormal proof he has captured, or will he succumb to the hellish plans of the demon who has surfaced?